Richard Hawkins

Facilitator & Designer

I’m a facilitator and designer. I led PIRC’s work on Common Cause between 2010-2015, exploring the role of values in social and cultural change. I’ve facilitated over 200 workshops and trainings across the Third Sector and civil society in the UK and Europe. I previously coordinated PIRC’s climate work, bridging between the scientific community and campaigning NGOs and was lead author of the Climate Safety report.

Before joining PIRC in 2007, I founded The Green Shed, an ethical and environmental web design company. I love visual communication and have worked on several social and environmental projects with information designers and London Design Colleges.

I have a degree in Law, specialising in International Environmental Law, from the University of Nottingham. I’m a member of Smart CSOs, a co-founder of Campaign Lab & Culture lab and a fellow of the RSA.

Skills & interests:

  • cultural values & social change
  • participatory and deliberative democracy
  • framing & narrative
  • information design & data visualisation
  • ultimate frisbee

Recent articles:

Safe Climate Australia

A great new campaign from down under, Safe Climate Australia: In their words: Safe Climate Australia is a non-government organisation formed and steered by a foundation group of concerned scientists, community and business leaders with a shared understanding of the scientific and moral imperatives for emergency action to restore a safe climate. Visit: www.safeclimateaustralia.org

Energy Bonds in the Guardian

Tim talks to the Guardian about PIRC’s work on energy bonds. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/jul/13/manchester-report-bonds Also see: Manchester Report: Plans for renewable energy bonds among 20 climate ideas to save the world

July Arctic Sea Ice Outlook

The Arctic Sea Ice Outlook has just been updated for July. It”s based on a synthesis of 16 estimates which utilise a range of different projection methods. They note that there is “no indication that a return to historical levels will occur”. Big surprise! The full range of estimates range from 4.0-5.2 million square kilometers,Read more

Join our team…

Team Member Location: Machynlleth, mid-Wales Position Type: Paid / Full time / 1 year Closing Date: Applications Closed Contact: Richard Hawkins / 01654 70 22 77 / rich@pirc.info We are seeking an enthusiastic and confident generalist with experience of project management, communications and research to join our small and dynamic team, based in Machynlleth, mid-WalesRead more

Become our Climate Intern…

Applications Closed It’s that time of year again, when we’re looking for a budding, confident and enthusiastic intern to join our small and dynamic team, in mid-Wales – applications to rich@pirc.info – details below: The successful candidate will work over a six-month period on one or two of the following projects: Climate safety – aRead more

Zero Carbon Britain 2007

For thirty years CAT has been at the forefront of understanding environmental issues. Decades before there was an appreciation of the environmental challenges we now face, CAT was educating and informing about their inevitability, carrying our pioneering work into sustainability issues, and formulating practical solutions which are now finding enthusiastic adopters throughout government and businessRead more

Welsh Assembly Sustainability Committee

CAT, mid-Wales May 15th, 2008 Tim is giving a ZCB presentation to the Sustainability Committee of the Welsh Assembly Government during their session at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Environmental Audit Committee

CAT, mid-Wales May 15th, 2008 Tim is presenting to the Environmental Audit Committee during their visit to the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Grand Designs Live

London, Doclands May 3rd, 2008 Tim is presenting Zero Carbon Britain at the Grand Designs Show in London